Separation or divorce is always an experience no one would like to be prepared or relate to. However, if it comes your way for some reason or the other, then you have to be emotionally strong and handle it with wisdom.
It is known to all that process of divorce leaves you with little peace in mind and destabilizes your mental state too, but, the hard reality of life cannot be ignored. And one such hard reality is the finances.
Some of the financial truths you need to look into are:
Evaluating your financial status: You must check the balance in your account, the cash and the savings you have been making all along. If you have made joint savings then also you need to know your contributions and reciprocation in exact from and if you have been doing it separately then slow evaluate the situation so that you know whether are sinking or floating financially.
Hiring a lawyer: you may be under the impression that a “big shot” lawyer will get you justice which an average one will not. But, see to it if the lawyer is available and approachable too. Because, unless he listens to your problems he won’t be able to represent your case strongly hence go for someone who is experienced and available to you.
Banking upon a mediator: if you think that a mediator is going to settle things between you and your spouse then is careful, because, he may take money from your opponent for settling the case against you. This means your personal vigilance is utmost requirement.
Staying in the same house: If you can afford to stay alone and manage your affairs on your own, then the best is to leave the house of your spouse and stay separately rather than banking upon this one.
Getting child support: if you have the responsibility of your children then you must ask for child support. Don’t get into an ego that you are not going to take anything form your spouse. After all the kids don’t belong to you only, they are ideally a joint responsibility. So, you must claim for it and avail it. This way you will not have to compromise on your children’s need too.
Omitting your ex-spouse’s name from insurance policies: In case you have put your spouse’s name as nominee to your insurant policy in any exigency, then you must withdraw the same and must make changes without any delay.
Sorting out joint accounts: before you get divorced or while getting divorced, you must settle your account and ensure that you don’t land paying any debt which was actually taken by your spouse.
Getting divorced is turbulence because it leaves you destroyed in many ways, but, you have to compose yourself and see to it that the fanatical aspect is not disturbed. If you slip at this point then you may have to face a financial crunch along with emotional crisis.